Archive for October, 2015

Oct 20 2015

With a Spate of New Laws, California May Be the Most Progressive State in the Nation

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Published by Truthdig.com on October 15, 2015

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California lawmakers have been extremely busy actually getting work done—unlike their federal counterparts in Washington, D.C. The most populous state in the nation is now arguably also the most progressive. Here are 10 critical issues covered by recently passed laws, from reproductive rights and equal pay to voting rights and health care for undocumented children:

1. Abortion: While the …

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Oct 20 2015

Light in the Dark/Luz En Lo Oscuro

GUEST: AnaLouise Keating, Professor of Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University and the author and editor of many books including The Gloria Anzaldua Reader. She has just edited Light in the Dark/Luz En Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality, by Gloria Anzaldua.

Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. It influenced women all over the country, in activist circles and in academia.

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Oct 20 2015

Anti-Arab Racism and Orientalism in Homeland and Quantico

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GUEST: Stephanie Abraham, an Arab American essayist, blogger, and cultural critic. Her writings have appeared in Bitch Magazine, Role Reboot and the Arab-American journal, Mizna.

Multiple Emmy award winning Showtime drama Homeland has plenty of cheerleaders. But it also has serious critics who say the show is simply racist against Arabs. In fact, two Arabic graphic artists were so moved to speak out that they recently carried out a …

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Oct 20 2015

What the Drone Papers Tell Us About Obama’s Wars

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GUEST: Kathleen McClellan, National Security and Human Rights Deputy Director for the Whistleblower and source protection program at Expose Facts.

The Intercept last week published an explosive series of documents obtained from an anonymous source, about the US’s secret drone warfare program. A team of reporters spent months analyzing the documents, referred to as The Drone Papers, and interviewing the source. Journalist Jeremy Scahill, who is well …

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Oct 19 2015

This Changes Everything: A New Film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein

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GUEST: Avi Lewis, director of This Changes Everything; he happens to be Klein’s husband. His earlier projects include the film The Take, CBC’s On The Map, and Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines.

The CEOs of numerous fossil fuel companies had a major photo op on Friday as they gathered together to pledge their support for a strong agreement on emissions limits at the upcoming UN climate talks …

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Oct 19 2015

Before The Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine

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GUEST: Remi Kanazi, poet, writer, and organizer based in New York City, author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and editor of Poets for Palestine. He is a Lannan Residency Fellow and an Advisory Committee member for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

Violence is continuing in East Jerusalem with the latest incident on Friday being a fire at Joseph’s …

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Oct 16 2015

Did Bernie Win the Debate?

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GUEST: Gunar Olsen, editorial intern at FAIR and a student at Fordham University. He wrote about the issue for FAIR in an article entitled, “Pundits Thought Clinton Beat Sanders–but Did Viewers?”

By most mainstream media accounts, Hillary Clinton won Tuesday night’s Democratic debate – the first of it’s kind in the 2016 race for the White House. But CNN, which actually sponsored the …

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Oct 16 2015

Do California’s New Laws Make It the Most Progressive State in the Nation?

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GUEST: Brian Leubitz, Publisher of Calitics.com.

In the span of just a few weeks, the California state legislature, together with Gov. Jerry Brown, passed a series of new laws that furthers the cause of social justice on a wide range of issues.

California lawmakers have been extremely busy actually getting work done – unlike their federal counterparts in Washington DC. The most populous state …

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Oct 16 2015

New Video Features Black-Palestinian Solidarity

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GUEST: Kristian Davis-Bailey, a Detroit-based freelance writer, graduate of Stanford University. His work has appeared on Ebony.com, Colorlines, and Truth-Out.

A group of visionary activists have just released a new video featuring Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and many others to draw the links between Palestinian and African American communities.

The soundtrack played is a new video just produced by Noura Erakat, featuring …

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Oct 15 2015

Who Won Tuesday’s Democratic Debate?

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GUESTS: Roberto Lovato, writer for the Nation and a visiting scholar, UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research, Julianne Hing, Julianne is a reporter covering immigration and the election for The Nation.

Four white men and one white woman gathered on a stage on Tuesday evening in Las Vegas for the first debate among Democratic candidates for President. Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, …

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